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    Hey all, Figured I'd throw up a build thread for this with the hopes it'll keep me motivated and on track (lol) Bought this back in Jul'15 and drove it back home from QLD. I'll be honest, it was a pretty scary drive! The suspension was set up for track use with oversized sway bars, strut & piller supports and the dampers set to the hardest setting. Thing was skittish a.f on the rural QLD roads, even at lower speeds, and I found myself bounced into the opposing lane several times and once into the path of a truck. Needless to say that, in conjunction with the miserable weather and poor visibility at the time, I found myself holding the wheel with a death grip and frayed nerves! Then I hit a bloody wombat! The fat little bastard tore out the rear sway bay on his way though, thankfully not damaging the mounts, and I found myself with the swaybar digging into the pavement. However, with a little bit of bush ingenuity and the handy help of the edge of the bitumen, I managed to bend it back up outta the way until I could remove it at the next service station. Funnily enough, removing the bar actually did wonders for the stability of the car and my peace of mind with the remaining 30hr drive being much less stressful! I'll Split this into 2 parts, how I got it and my plans ahead.. So here's a snapshot from when I picked it up: '84 ADM AE86 BODY - Letterbox Levin Front End - Carbon Fibre Bonnet - Front bar modified for the intercooler - Rolled front guards - Screwed on +40mm Rear Over Fenders - Beatrush Undertray - Beatrush Rad Cover DRIVETRAIN - 4AGTE - Deburred and polished 4AGZE Block - ARP Main Studs & Head Bolts - ARP Rod Bolts - Cometic Head Gasket - Motec ECU - High Mount Turbo - Front Mount Intercooler - Oil Filter Relocation Kit - Dual Coilpacks - T50 gearbox - T-Series disk 1.5way Kaaz LSD - Running ~18psi Boost SUSPENSION - Shockworks Coilovers - Front Strut Brace - Front Fender Brace - Rear Strut Brace - TTT Oversized Rear Swaybar - TTT Oversized Front Swaybar - Adjustable Panhard Rod - Modified cross member to include camber adjustment - Upgraded steering components and urethane bushes - TTT Adjustable tie rods - TTT Steering Knuckle - TTT Tension Control Rods BRAKES - Disk rear end - braided front brake lines - Wilwood oversized calipers - Drilled and slotted rotors INTERIOR - Recaro Bucket Seat - Complete Plastics (Brown) - Battery Relocated to Boot - Standard cracked dash with mat - Electronic Gauges WHEELS - Rota 15x8 0 Front - Rota 15x9 -20 Rear - Spare pair Rota 15x9 -10 Here's some pictures from the previous owner: And this is the day I picked her up As for Current/Future Plans: BODY - Zenki Trueno Front End - Shaved boot lock - Shaved antenna hole - Blended +40mm Rear Over Fenders DRIVETRAIN - Tidy up the engine bay, change out and re-path some of the hoses/ Wiring - W55 Gearbox & short Shifter - Soft Button Clutch to suit SUSPENSION - Shockworks Coilovers - Standard Rear Swaybar - Standard Front Swaybar - Replace Cross Member, Steering rack and Steering column with components for power steering conversion. - Replace any worn bushes/ components as needed INTERIOR - New Carpet - Replace the Dash - Rewire and Re position Electronic Gauges Will Upload some current pics in the near future, stay tuned!
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    Hey mate. Are you asking how wide is LEGAL by law or how wide will fit on the car? How wide will fit the car is all dependant on how confident you are with a grinder. How wide will fit LEGALLY... well ill explain that below. Maxium width of wheel will depend on a myriad of things ie axle components used, track of the car, offset of wheel, weight of the car, etc. Max track of a veihcle can only be expended by 25mm per axle ie. 12.5mm per side. IF you can fit a wheel with massive positve offset (clearing suspension and braking components) you will be able to run wider rubber. HOWEVER, VSB14 REV NOV 2015, table LS2 states your maximum tyre size increase over standard. https://infrastructure.gov.au/roads/vehicle_regulation/bulletin/pdf/NCOP11_Section_LS_Tyres_Suspension_Steering_Nov_2015_v4.pdf With you wanting to install an SR20, I assume that you want the car engineered, but then again, maybe you don't. Feel free to WB for more info. Am going through all the engineering garbage atm so am well versed in the shit that is vehicle safety standards, I can however tell you from an engineering legallity standpoint (reguarding standard axle ke corollas), the maxium size you can go is 195/XX r15 (but i am running a hilux diff so engineers discretion can be said as my diff is wider then stock rolla by 20mm) Regards Mac
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